“Is it plausible any longer to view our cosmos as coming from chance interactions of matter and energy — from ‘pure dumb luck’?”
A gigaton, in case you wondered, is a measure of explosive power, “how many billion tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.”
I asked the gardener how come, after all these years, the soil in my geranium pots is at roughly the same level.
If I had written this book, I would have concluded with a final chapter that began with a verse from the book of Genesis.
A reader must ask if an RNA molecule could possibly govern chemical reactions, suppress free-riders, support co-operators, and act in its own self-interest.